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Chelsea's John Terry is thrown in the air by team mates after the team's last game of the 2015-16 season at Stamford Bridge against Leicester City.Reuters

Chelsea veteran John Terry has signed a one-year extension with the Premier League side, the club announced on Wednesday. The 35-year-old defender had joined the London side as a youth player back in 1995.

The decision was made following a meeting among Chelsea owner Roman Abrahimovich, the club board and new manager Antonio Conte. Terry also attended the meeting.

"I am delighted to sign a new contract with the club. Everyone knows I'm Chelsea through and through," the Chelsea skipper told his club's official website. "I am looking forward to next season under the new manager and hopefully we can make it a successful one.

"Also, a special mention to the fans for their continued support. You're the best in the world."

Terry has won five FA Cup titles, four Premier League titles, a Europa League and an UEFA Champions League title after making his debut for the senior team in 1998.

"We are delighted John will spend another year at the club. He has been the leader of the Chelsea squad throughout the most successful period in our history," said Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck. "He recently reached the 700-appearance mark, which is testament to his professionalism and dedication as well as his undoubted talent."

The 2017-18 season will be Terry's 22nd as a Chelsea player.

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